Celebrating Nostra Aetate | Program |

Celebrating Nostra Aetate | Program |


[BELLS TOLLING] ♪♪>>FROM THE CATHEDRAL OF ST. JOHN THE EVANGELIST, IN DOWNTOWN MILWAUKEE, MILWAUKEE PUBLIC TELEVISION PRESENTS “CELEBRATING NOSTRA AETATE.” >>HELLO. I’M MARK SIEGRIST. WELCOME TO OUR 50TH ANNIVERSARY CONCERT CELEBRATION OF THE HISTORIC RELIGIOUS DOCUMENT, NOSTRA AETATE. LATIN FOR “IN OUR TIME.” AN INTERFAITH DECLARATION OF THE SECOND VATICAN COUNCIL IN ROME THAT CHANGED THE COURSE OF CATHOLIC-JEWISH RELATIONS FOR GENERATIONS TO COME. WE’LL HAVE MORE ON THE SIGNIFICANCE AND IMPACT OF NOSTRA AETATE HERE IN MILWAUKEE A BIT LATER IN OUR PROGRAM. THE MOST REVEREND JEROME LISTECKI, ARCHBISHOP OF MILWAUKEE, AND RABBI NOAH CHERTKOFF OF MILWAUKEE’S CONGREGATION SHALOM, ARE HOSTING THIS SPECIAL INTERFAITH GATHERING OF SONG AND SCRIPTURE. ♪♪ ♪ HALLELUJAH ♪ ♪ HALLELUJAH ♪ HALLELUJAH, HALLELUJAH, HALLELUJAH, HALLELUJAH ♪ HALLELUJAH ♪ ♪ HALLELUJAH ♪ HALLELUJAH, HALLELUJAH, HALLELUJAH, HALLELUJAH FOR THE LORD GOD OMNIPOTENT REIGNETH HALLELUJAH HALLELUJAH, HALLELUJAH, HALLELUJAH FOR THE LORD GOD OMNIPOTENT REIGNETH HALLELUJAH, HALLELUJAH HALLELUJAH, HALLELUJAH FOR THE LORD GOD OMNIPOTENT REIGNETH HALLELUJAH, HALLELUJAH, HALLELUJAH, HALLELUJAH HALLELUJAH, HALLELUJAH HALLELUJAH, HALLELUJAH HALLELUJAH, HALLELUJAH HALLELUJAH, HALLELUJAH FOR THE LORD GOD OMNIPOTENT REIGNETH HALLELUJAH FOR THE LORD GOD OMNIPOTENT REIGNETH HALLELUJAH HALLELUJAH THE KINGDOM OF THIS WORLD IS BECOME THE KINGDOM OF OUR LORD AND OF HIS CHRIST AND OF HIS LORD AND HE SHALL REIGN FOR EVER AND EVER AND HE SHALL REIGN FOREVER AND EVER AND HE SHALL REIGN FOREVER AND EVER AND HE SHALL REIGN FOREVER AND EVER KING OF KINGS FOREVER AND EVER HALLELUJAH, HALLELUJAH AND LORD OF LORDS FOREVER AND EVER HALLELUJAH, HALLELUJAH KING OF KINGS FOREVER AND EVER HALLELUJAH, HALLELUJAH AND LORD OF LORDS FOREVER AND EVER KING OF KINGS FOREVER AND EVER HALLELUJAH, HALLELUJAH AND LORD OF LORDS KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS AND HE SHALL REIGN AND HE SHALL REIGN AND HE SHALL REIGN HE SHALL REIGN AND HE SHALL REIGN FOREVER AND EVER KING OF KINGS FOREVER AND EVER AND LORD OF LORDS HALLELUJAH, HALLELUJAH AND HE SHALL REIGN FOREVER AND EVER KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS AND HE SHALL REIGN FOREVER AND EVER FOREVER AND EVER AND EVER AND EVER AND HE SHALL REIGN FOREVER AND EVER KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS AND HE SHALL REIGN FOREVER AND EVER FOREVER AND EVER AND EVER AND EVER KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS HALLELUJAH, HALLELUJAH HALLELUJAH, HALLELUJAH HALLELUJAH [APPLAUSE] CLEAR.>>>>NOW PLEASE THE ETERNAL, NO STAND NIGHTLY IN THE HOUSE OF THE ETERNAL. LIFT YOUR HAND TOWARD THE SANCTUARY AND BLESS THE ETERNAL. MAY THE ETERNAL MAKER OF HEAVEN AND EARTH BLESS YOU FROM ZION. ♪♪ [SINGING IN HEBREW] HINEI BAR’CHU ET ADONAI, KOL AV’DEI ADONAI HA-OM’DIM B’VEIT ADONAI BA-LEI-LOT S’U Y’DEICHEM KODESH, S’U Y’DEICHEM KODESH, U’VAR’CHU ET ADONAI. Y’VA-REH-CHI’CHA ADONAI, MITZIYON, OSEH SHAMAYIM VA-ARETZ. ♪♪ ♪♪ U’VAR’CHU ET ADONAI. Y’VA-REH-CHI’CHA ADONAI, [APPLAUSE]>>I THINK THAT THERE WAS A TROUBLED BROTHERHOOD THAT NEEDED TO BE RECTIFIED.>>THUS, CAME THE DECLARATION, NOSTRA AETATE , LATIN FOR IN OUR TIME. OVERWHELMINGLY APPROVED BY ASSEMBLED BISHOPS IN THE FINAL MONTHS OF THE SECOND VATICAN COUNCIL IN ROME.>>VATICAN COUNCIL II WAS IMPORTANT BECAUSE IT BROUGHT THE CHURCH INTO A NEW WAY OF THINKING ABOUT HOW WE INTERACTED WITH THE WORLD.>>NOSTRA AETATE WAS PROCLAIMED BY POPE PAUL VI ON OCTOBER 28, 1965. AN HISTORIC STATEMENT ON THE ROMAN CATHOLIC RELATIONSHIP TO NON-CHRISTIAN RELIGIONS. NOW, 50 YEARS IN THE MAKING.>>A VERY SHORT TIME, IT CHANGED SOME VERY FUNDAMENTAL UNDERSTANDINGS ABOUT ITSELF IN RELATION TO JUDAISM.>> IT INCLUDED AN OLIVE BRANCH TO THE JEWISH FAITHFUL AFTER CENTURIES OF PAINFUL RELATIONS.>>WITHOUT 18 CENTURY JEWISH TEACHINGS, NOT ONLY IN THE CATHOLIC BUT PROTESTANT CHURCHES, ALSO, THERE WOULDN’T HAVE BEEN A FERTILE GROUND FOR THE HOLOCAUST.>>HATRED THAT STEMMED FROM THE BIBLICAL PASSION OF CHRIST. AMONG THE CLARIFICATIONS IN THE DOCUMENT, WHAT HAPPENED IN THIS PASSION CANNOT BE CHARGED AGAINST ALL JEWS WITHOUT DISTINCTION, THEN ALIED FOR AGAINST THE JEWS OF TODAY.>>TAKE AWAY THE CHARGES OF HATRED AND THAT JEWS WERE CHRIST-KILLERS, THAT WAS THE GROUNDWORK THAT MADE IT POSSIBLE FOR US TO COME TO THE TABLE TOGETHER AND BEGIN A DIALOGUE.>>NOSTRA AETATE GOES ON IN READ IN PART, THE CHURCH, MINDFUL OF MOVED BYTHE GOSPEL LOVE, DECRIES DISPLAYS OF ANTI-SEMITISM, DIRECTED AGAINST JEWS AT ANY TIME AND BY ANYONE.>>WE KNOW THAT WHEN PEOPLE DON’T KNOW EACH OTHER, THEY ARE CAPABLE OF DOING TERRIBLE THINGS TO EACH OTHER.>>THE DOCUMENT ALSO NOTES THE KINSHIP OF BOTH FAITH TRADITIONS BY REFERRING IN PART TO, THE BOND THAT SPIRITUALLY TIES THE PEOPLE OF THE NEW COVENANT TO ABRAHAM’S STOCK. THE CATHOLIC CHURCH HAD RECONCILED WITH THE ROOTS OF ITS OWN FAITH.>>IMMEDIATELY, WHAT DEVELOPED WAS LIVING ROOM DIALOGUES, WHERE GROUPS OF CATHOLICS AND JEWS GOT TOGETHER IN JEWISH LIVING ROOMS OR CATHOLIC LIVING ROOMS, AND BEGAN TO DISCUSS WITHOUT THE PRESENCE OF CLERGY OR RABBIS.>>WHEN YOU BRING PEOPLE TOGETHER SO THEY CAN KNOW ONE ANOTHER AND BE IN A RELATIONSHIP WITH EACH OTHER, THEN THEY CAN WORK TOGETHER, THEN THEY CAN CREATE TOGETHER, THEN THEY CAN RESPOND IN A COMMUNITY TOGETHER.>>OVER THE DECADES IN MILWAUKEE, THAT’S LED TO COLLABORATIVE EFFORTS IN SOCIAL JUSTICE, CHARITABLE OUTREACH, SPIRITUAL AWARENESS, AND CULTURE. EVEN CATHOLIC PRIESTLY FORMATION HAS BEEN INFLUENCED BY THE SPIRIT OF NOSTRA AETATE. MORE ON THAT LATER IN OUR PROGRAM.>>WHEN IT COMES TO VALUES AND ETHICS, WHAT DO CATHOLIC AND JEWISH FAMILIES MOSTLY HAVE IN COMMON?>>THAT EVERY PERSON INDEED IS CREATED IN THE IMAGE OF GOD. THAT A PERSON ISN’T EVALUATED IN TERMS OF THEIR SANCTITY BY THE LINEAGE FROM WHICH THEY COME, BUT ON THE FACT THAT EVERY SOUL IS A BEAUTIFUL BLESSING AND PRECIOUS HERITAGE THAT COMES FROM GOD. THAT’S WHY I THINK NOSTRA AETATE WAS SO MEANINGFUL.>>I WILL PRAISE GOD WITH ALL MY BEING. ♪♪ AZAMRAL’ELOHAIB’ODI AZAMRAL’ELOHAIB’ODI AHALELA, AHALELA AZAMRAL’ELOHAIB’ODI AZAMRAL’ELOHAIB’ODI AZAMRAL’ELOHAIB’ODI AHALELA, AHALELA AZAMRAL’ELOHAIB’ODI I’LL SING TO YOU ALL GRACE TO YOU OH SOURCE OF ALL CREATION WE CALL YOUR NAME WE SING YOUR PRAISE O HOLY ONE, A BLESSING HALLELUJAH HALLELUJAH HALLELUJAH HALLELUJAH HALLELUJAH HALLELUJAH HALLELUJAH HALLELUJAH AZAMRAL’ELOHAIB’ODI AZAMRAL’ELOHAIB’ODI AHALELA, AHALELA AZAMRAL’ELOHAIB’ODI AZAMRAL’ELOHAIB’ODI AZAMRAL’ELOHAIB’ODI AHALELA, AHALELA AZAMRAL’ELOHAIB’ODI I’LL SING TO YOU ALL GRACE TO YOU OH SOURCE OF ALL CREATION WE CALL YOUR NAME WE SING YOUR PRAISE O HOLY ONE, A BLESSING HALLELUJAH HALLELUJAH HALLELUJAH HALLELUJAH HALLELUJAH HALLELUJAH HALLELUJAH HALLELUJAH AZAMRAL’ELOHAIB’ODI AZAMRAL’ELOHAIB’ODI AHALELA, AHALELA AZAMRAL’ELOHAIB’ODI AZAMRAL’ELOHAIB’ODI AZAMRAL’ELOHAIB’ODI AHALELA, AHALELA AZAMRAL’ELOHAIB’ODI [APPLAUSE] ♪♪ TEACH ME YOUR WAY LEAD ME IN A STRAIGHT PATH ONE THING I SEEK I SEEK TO DWELL IN YOUR HOUSE YOUR FACE I SEEK HIDE NOT FROM ME HIDE NOT FROM ME YOU ARE MY LIGHT YOU ARE MY LIGHT WHOM SHOULD I FEAR IN TIMES OF TROUBLE HE SHALL HIDE ME HE SHALL HIDE ME HE SHALL HIDE ME HE SHALL HIDE ME I WILL NOT FEAR I WILL NOT FEAR HE IS MY STRENGTH I BELIEVE I SHALL SEE ALL OF YOUR GOOD IN THE LAND OF THE LIVING I BELIEVE THAT I SHALL SEE ALL YOUR GOOD I SHALL SEE, I SHALL SEE, IN THE LAND OF THE LIVING WAIT UPON HIM WAIT UPON HIM AND HE WILL STRENGTHEN YOU HE WILL STRENGTHEN YOU WAIT FOR HE IS YOUR STRENGTH I WILL NOT FEAR HE IS MY STRENGTH I WILL NOT FEAR HE IS MY STRENGTH MY STRENGTH [APPLAUSE] ♪♪ ADONAI ROI LO ECHSAR BINOTDESHEYARBITSEINI AL MEIM’NUCHOT ALMEIM’NUCHOT Y’NAHALEINI NAFSHIY’SHOVEIV, Y’SHOVEIV, Y’SHOVEIV YANCHEINIB’MAGLEITZEDEK YANCHEINIB’MAGLEITZEDEK L’MAANSH’MO GAMKIELLEICHB’GEITZALMAVET LO IRARAKIATAHIMADI SHIVT’CHAUMISHANTECHA HEIMAH AH TAAROCHL’FANAIL’FANAI SHULCHANNEGEDTZO R’ RAI DISHANSHAN TA VASHENMENROSHISHEMEN KOSIR’VA YAH ACH TOV VACHESEDYIRD’FUNI KOLY’MEICHAYAI KOLY’MEICHAYAI SHAVTIB’VEIT ADONAI L’ORECHYAMIN AH ADONAI ROI LO ECHSAR ADONAI ROI LO ECHSAR [APPLAUSE]>>THE BEAUTIFUL MUSIC WE ARE ENJOYING AND ARE MOVED BY TONIGHT IS, IN ITSELF, A REFLECTION OF THE DIVINE. THERE ARE MANY VOICES EACH WITH THEIR OWN RESONANT CHARACTER, PITCH AND TONE, AND BEHIND EACH VOICE, PASSION AND LIFE EXPERIENCE THAT UPLIFTS THE MUSIC THEY SING. THIS MOMENT MARKS THE JUBILEE OF NOSTRA AETATE. IT IS SO SIGNIFICANT AND MEANINGFUL THAT WE MARK THIS OCCASION WITH MUSIC, FOR IT WAS 50 YEARS AGO THAT WE, TWO SISTER RELIGIONS, AFTER MANY YEARS OF SILENCE OR WORSE, LEARNED TO APPRECIATE AND HEAR THE UNIQUENESS AND BEAUTY OF EACH OTHER’S VOICE AS A VEHICLE FOR THE DIVINE. IN 50 YEARS, CATHOLICS AND JEWS HAVE STRIVEN TOGETHER WITH CAUSE TO MAKE OUR WORLD BETTER, ENGAGE IN ACTS OF SOCIAL JUSTICE TO IMPROVE OUR MILWAUKEE COMMUNITY, AND HAVE ENDEAVORED TO CONQUER FEAR, DESPAIR AND DEATH. WE KNOW THAT THE WORLD IS AT BEST BROKEN. ONE NEEDS ONLY TO LOOK AT THE HORRIBLE EVENTS OF THE PAST WEEKS TO SEE THE BROKENNESS THAT SURROUNDS US. BUT OVER THESE PAST 50 YEARS, IT HAS BECOME CLEAR THAT WE HAVE A PARTNER, WILLING TO WORK SIDE BY SIDE, TO MEND THE BROKEN PIECES OF THIS WORLD. TO CREATE SHALOM, PEACE, AND WHOLENESS FOR OUR CHILDREN AND OUR CHILDREN’S CHILDREN. AND IN THE SPIRIT OF THE 23rd PSALM, TOGETHER WE HAVE CROSSED THE DARKEST VALLEYS OF OUR HISTORY AND TO GO MAY WE FOREVER DWELL IN THE HOUSE OF THE LORD. AND LET US SAY, AMEN. ♪♪ THE LORD IS MY SHEPHERD THE LORD IS MY SHEPHERD THERE IS NOTHING I SHALL WANT THERE IS NOTHING I SHALL WANT THERE IS NOTHING I SHALL WANT THERE IS NOTHING I SHALL WANT THE LORD IS MY SHEPHERD THE LORD IS MY SHEPHERD THE LORD IS MY SHEPHERD THE LORD IS MY SHEPHERD THERE IS NOTHING I SHALL WANT THERE IS NOTHING I SHALL WANT THERE IS NOTHING I SHALL WANT THERE IS NOTHING I SHALL WANT THE LORD IS MY SHEPHERD THE LORD IS MY SHEPHERD THE LORD IS MY SHEPHERD THERE IS NOTHING I SHALL WANT FRESH AND GREEN ARE THE PASTURES WHERE HE GIVES ME REPOSE NEAR RESTFUL WATERS HE LEADS ME HE REVIVES MY SOUL THE LORD IS MY SHEPHERD THE LORD IS MY SHEPHERD THERE IS NOTHING I SHALL WANT THERE IS NOTHING I SHALL WANT THERE IS NOTHING I SHALL WANT THERE IS NOTHING I SHALL WANT THE LORD IS MY SHEPHERD THE LORD IS MY SHEPHERD HE GUIDES ME ALONG THE RIGHT PATH FOR THE SAKE OF HIS NAME THOUGH I SHOULD WALK IN THE VALLEY OF THE SHADOW OF DEATH NO EVIL WOULD I FEAR FOR YOU ARE WITH ME YOUR CROOK AND YOUR STAFF WILL GIVE ME COMFORT THE LORD IS MY SHEPHERD THE LORD IS MY SHEPHERD THERE IS NOTHING I SHALL WANT THERE IS NOTHING I SHALL WANT THERE IS NOTHING I SHALL WANT THERE IS NOTHING I SHALL WANT THE LORD IS MY SHEPHERD THE LORD IS MY SHEPHERD YOU HAVE PREPARED A TABLE FOR ME IN THE SIGHT OF MY FOES MY HEAD YOU HAVE ANOINTED WITH OIL MY CUP IS OVERFLOWING THE LORD IS MY SHEPHERD THE LORD IS MY SHEPHERD THERE IS NOTHING I SHALL WANT THERE IS NOTHING I SHALL WANT THERE IS NOTHING I SHALL WANT THERE IS NOTHING I SHALL WANT THE LORD IS MY SHEPHERD THE LORD IS MY SHEPHERD SURELY GOODNESS AND MERCY SHALL FOLLOW ME ALL THE DAYS OF MY LIFE IN THE LORD’S OWN HOUSE SHALL I DWELL FOR LENGTH OF DAYS UNENDING THE LORD IS MY SHEPHERD THE LORD IS MY SHEPHERD. THERE IS NOTHING I SHALL WANT THERE IS NOTHING I SHALL WANT THERE IS NOTHING I SHALL WANT. THERE IS NOTHING I SHALL WANT THE LORD IS MY SHEPHERD THE LORD IS MY SHEPHERD THERE IS NOTHING I SHALL WANT. THERE IS NOTHING I SHALL WANT. THE LORD IS MY SHEPHERD ♪♪ [APPLAUSE]>>IN A WORLD FILLED WITH A MULTITUDE OF VOICES PRONOUNCING OUR DIVISIVENESS PSALM23 SINGS THE SONG OF A SINGLE SHEPHERD THAT LEADS US AND RESTORES US TO THE RIGHT PATHS. WHAT GREATER KNOWLEDGE CAN ONE POSSESS THAN THE KNOWLEDGE THAT WE ARE LOVED. AND THE GREATEST OF ALL KNOWLEDGE IS THAT GOD LOVES US. THE VOICE OF THE SHEPHERD IS ONE OF LOVE THAT CARES FOR THE SHEEP. IN BOTH THE HEBREW SCRIPTURES AND THE NEW TESTAMENT, THE IMAGE OF THE SHEPHERD IS COMMONLY USED TO EXPRESS THIS RELATIONSHIP. THIS RELATIONSHIP IS ONE OF ENTRUSTED CARE. AND IS REFLECTIVE OF THE COVENANT ESTABLISHED BY A GOD WHO NEVER ABANDONS BUT SEEKS TO QUENCH OUR THIRST FOR THE SACRED. AND RESTORE US THROUGH LIFE-GIVING WATERS BUT ITS GRACE. IT IS TRUE FOLLOWING THE VOICE OF THE SHEPHERD THAT DIVISIONS CAN BE OVERCOME. THE DOCUMENT WE CELEBRATE TONIGHT, NOSTRA AETATE , ESTABLISHED THE RELATIONS OF THE CHURCH TO ALL NONCHRISTIANS. BUT THE PRIMARY FOCUS OF THE DOCUMENT IS ON RELATIONS BETWEEN CHRISTIANS AND JEWS. IT CHALLENGED THE DIVISIONS THAT CAUSED ANIMOSITY AND TENSIONS BETWEEN US. AS POPE FRANCIS CLAIMED IN AN AUDIENCE OCTOBER 28th , IN ST. PETERS SQUARE, THIS DECLARATION ENABLED INDIFFERENCE AND OPPOSITION TO TURN INTO COOPERATION AND BENEVOLENCE. IN THE RELATIONSHIP FROM ENEMIES AND STRANGERS, WE HAVE BECOME FRIENDS AND BROTHERS. IF WE CAN BE EXAMPLES OF THE ABILITY OF OUR GOD TO HEAL AND CREATE A NEW THROUGH US, THAT WE BECOME HOPE FOR A WORLD THAT IS FILLED WITH VIOLENCE AND DIVISION. SO THAT RECONCILIATION AND FRIENDSHIP IS POSSIBLE. THE LORD IS MY SHEPHERD, THERE IS NOTHING I SHALL WANT. ♪♪ SAMACHTIB’OMRIM LI BET ADONAI NELECH OM’DOTHAYURAGLEINU BISHARAYICHY’RUSHALAIM Y’RUSHALAIMHABENUYA K’IRSHECHUBRA-LAHYACHDAV SHESHAMALUSH’VATIMSHIVTEI-YAH EDUTL’YISRAEL L’HODOTL’SHEM ADONAI ♪♪ SHA’ALUSH’LOMY’RUSHALAIM YISHLAYUOHAVAYICH Y’HI-SHALOM B’CHEILECH SHALVAHB’ARM’NOTAYICH L’MA’AN-ACHAIV’RE’AIADABRAH-NA SHALOM BACH L’MA’ANBEIT-ADONAI L’MA’ANBEIT-ADONAI L’MA’ANBEIT ELOHEINUAVAKSHAHTOVLACH ♪♪ [APPLAUSE] SHIRUL’ADONAISHIRCHADASH>>SING A NEW SONG TO GOD. ♪♪ SHIRUL’ADONAISHIRCHADASH T’HILATOMIKTZEIHA’ARETZ SHIRU SHIRUL’ADONAISHIRCHADASH T’HILATOMIKTZEIHA’ARETZ SHIRU YORDEIHAYAMU’MLO’O E’YIM V’YOSHVEIHEM! YORDEIHAYAMU’MLO’O E’YIME’YIM V’YOSHVEIHEM! SHIRU, SHIRU, SHIRU, SHIRU SHIRUL’ADONAI SHIRU, SHIRU, SHIRU, SHIRU SHIRUSHIRCHADASH T’HILATOMIKTZEIHA’ARETZ SHIRUL’DONAI T’HILATOMIKTZEIHA’ARETZ SHIRUL’DONAI SHIRU, SHIRU, SHIRU, SHIRU SHIRUL’ADONAI SHIRU, SHIRU, SHIRU, SHIRU SHIRUSHIRCHADASH T’HILATOMIKTZEIHA’ARETZ SHIRUL’DONAI T’HILATOMIKTZEIHA’ARETZ SHIRUL’DONAI SHIRU L’ADONAISHIRCHADASH T’HILATOMIKTZEIHA’ARETZ SHIRU SHIRUL’ADONAISHIRCHADASH T’HILATOMIKTZEIHA’ARETZ SHIRU YORDEIHAYAMU’MLO’O E’YIMV’YOSHVEIHEM! YORDEIHAYAMU’MLO’O E’YIMV’YOSHVEIHEM! SHIRU, SHIRU, SHIRU, SHIRU SHIRUL’ADONAI SHIRU, SHIRU, SHIRU, SHIRU SHIRUSHIRCHADASH T’HILATOMIKTZEIHA’ARETZ SHIRUL’ADONAI T’HILATOMIKTZEIHA’ARETZ SHIRUL’ADONAI SHIRUL’ADONAISHIRCHADASH T’HILATOMIKTZEIHA’ARETZ SHIRU SHIRU L’ADONAISHIRCHADASH T’HILATOMIKTZEIHA’ARETZ SHIRU ♪♪ [APPLAUSE]>> OVER THE YEARS, THE SPIRIT OF NOSTRA AETATE IN MILWAUKEE HAS HAD EXCEPTIONAL LEADERSHIP. THE MOST REVEREND RICHARD SKLBA, AUXILIARY BISHOP EMERITUS AND RABBI NOAH CHERTKOFF, SENIOR RABBI AT CONGREGATION SHALOM ARE AMONG THOSE LEADERS.>>CARE FOR THE POOR. CARE FOR JUSTICE. CARE FOR BUILDING A SOCIETY IN WHICH GOD CAN OPERATE. THOSE WE SHARE.>>WE HAVE ALWAYS REFERRED TO EACH OTHER AS SISTER RECOMMENDATION. RECOMMENDATION — SISTER RELIGIONS. YOU FIND THAT IN THE TEXT OF BOTH CATHOLICS AND JEWS.>> THEY ARE GIFTED SCHOLARS FROM DIFFERENT GENERATIONS, BACKGROUNDS, AND FAITH TRADITIONS. YET, UNITED IN THE SPIRIT OF THE DIVINE, SACRED SCRIPTURE, AND THE SOCIAL GOOD.>>THAT MEANS THAT WE HAVE A PARTNER IN GOOD FAITH. TO MOVE FORWARD AND TO WORK TO MAKE OUR SOCIETY MORAL, ETHICAL, AND GROUNDED ON THOSE INCREDIBLE VALUES THAT BOTH RELIGIONS BRING.>>TO HEAR THEM REFLECT ON NOSTRA AETATE IS TO BETTER UNDERSTAND THE VALUE OF ITS PURPOSE. AS A YOUNG PRIEST AT STUDY IN ROME DURING THE 1960S, BISHOP SKLBA WAS FOLLOWING THE VATICAN COUNCIL CLOSELY.>>THERE WAS, AMONG THE BISHOPS, CONCERN FOR THIS DOCUMENT ON A GLOBAL BASIS, WAS THERE NOT?>>YOUR ARAB BISHOPS, WHEN ISRAEL WAS STILL COMING INTO EXISTENCE AND THERE WAS HOSTILITY AND FUROR IN THE NEAR E THE ARAB BISHOPS WERE FRIGHTENED ABOUT SAYING SOMETHING THAT WOULD HURT THINKS PEOPLE BACK HOME.>>I THINK IT WAS ALSO IN THE SHADOW OF THE HOLOCAUST, 1965, WAS WHEN REALLY, SURVIVORS AND PEOPLE STARTED TO REALLY TALK ABOUT THE HOLOCAUST. THAT WAS SOMETHING AT THE FOREFRONT OF PEOPLE’S CONSCIOUSNESS AS WELL.>>BISHOP SKLBA RECALLS HOW BACK HOME THE GROUNDWORK FOR CATHOLIC-JEWISH DIALOGUE WAS ALREADY UNDERWAY. EVEN BEFORE NOSTRA AETATE WAS APPROVED ARCHBISHOP WILLIAM COUSINS WAS QUIETLY AHEAD OF THE CURVE.>>AND HE HAD IN THE BEST SENSE CULTIVATED FRIENDSHIPS WITH LOCAL RABBIS, EPISCOPAL BISHOPS, HE HAD BECOME GOOD FRIENDS WITH THESE PEOPLE, IN AN EFFORT TO SERVE THE GREATER MILWAUKEE COMMUNITY WELL.>>WE’RE STRONGER TOGETHER. THAT’S SOMETHING THAT HAS ALWAYS BEEN, I BELIEVE, A PERSPECTIVE OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH AND THE JEWISH COMMUNITY AS WELL. WE KNOW THAT WE’RE STRONGER WHENEVER WE’RE TOGETHER AND I THINK IT’S IMPORTANT BECAUSE IT ACTUALLY ALLOWS US TO LEARN MORE ABOUT OURSELVES, AND AND WHEN WE WERE RELATING TO SOMEBODY THAT’S DIFFERENT.>>THAT’S A POWERFUL STATEMENT.>>AND ON THAT, THE RABBI AND BISHOP MOST DEFINITELY AGREE.>>I ALWAYS WANT TO DEAL WITH. FOR EXAMPLE, TO DEAL WITH THE NEW TESTAMENT WHEN I PREACH. TO SAY, JUST A MINUTE, EVEN THOUGH THERE’S SOMETHING COMPLAINING HERE ABOUT THE PHARISEES IN THE NEW TESTAMENT, I EXPLAIN THAT THEY WERE GOOD PEOPLE, WHY THEY WERE SO IMPORTANT, WHY JESUS WAS A PHARISEE. ♪♪ HALELINAFSHIET ADONAI, AHALELA ADONAI BECHAYAI AZAMERALELOHABEODI AL TIVTECHUVINDIVIM, BEVEN A DAM SHEEYN LO TESHUA TEYTSEYRUCHOYASHUV LE ADMATIBAYOMHAHUAVEDUESTINOTAV. ASHREYSHEEYL YAAKOVBEEZRO, SIVRO AL ADONAI ELOHAVOSESHAMAYIMVAARETS HAYA, ETHAYAMVEETKOL A SHER BAM HASHOMEREMET LE OLAM OSEMISHPATLAASHUKIM, NOTEMLECHEMLAREEY ADONAI MATIR A SU RIM ADONAI POKEACHIVRIM ADONAI ZOKEFKEFUFIM ADONAI OHEV TSADDIKIM ADONAI SHOMERETGEYRIM, YATOMVEALMANAYEODED, VEDERECHREHSAIM YE A VET ADONAI LEOLAMELOHAYICHTSIYOULEDORVADOR HALELUYA, HALELUYA, HALELUYA, HALELUYAHMHALELUYAHHALELUYAH ♪♪ [APPLAUSE]>>WE NOW HAVE THE PRIVILEGE OFFERING THE THREEFOLD BENEDICTIONS OF OUR PEOPLE. Y’VAREKH’CHA ADONAI V’YEESH’M’RECHA. THE LORD BLESS AND KEEP YOU. YAEIR ADONAI PANAVEILEYCHAVEECHUNEICHA. THE LORD LET HIS FACE SHINE UPON YOU AND BE GRACIOUS TO YOU. YEESA ADONAI PANAVEILAYCHAV’YASENL’CHA SHALOM. THE LORD LOOK UPON YOU KINDLY AND GIVE YOU PEACE. AMEN.>>AMEN. ♪♪ LET THERE BE LOVE AND UNDERSTANDING AMONG US LET PEACE AND FRIENDSHIP BE OUR SHELTER FROM THY STORM LET THERE BE LOVE AND UNDERSTANDING AMONG US LET PEACE AND FRIENDSHIP BE OUR SHELTER FROM THY STORM ♪♪ HASHKIVEINUADONAIELOHEINU HASHKIVEINUADONAIELOHEINU L’SHALOM ♪♪ LET THERE BE LOVE AND UNDERSTANDING AMONG US LET PEACE AND FRIENDSHIP BE OUR SHELTER FROM THY STORM HASHKIVEINU ADONAIELOHEINU HASHKIVEINU ADONAIELOHEINU L’SHALOM HASHKIVEINU ADONAIELOHEINU HASHKIVEINU ADONAIELOHEINU L’SHALOM LET THERE BE LOVE AND UNDERSTANDING AMONG US LET PEACE AND FRIENDSHIP BE OUR SHELTER FROM THY STORM LET THERE BE LOVE AND UNDERSTANDING AMONG US LET PEACE AND FRIENDSHIP BE OUR SHELTER FROM THY STORM LET THERE BE LOVE AND UNDERSTANDING AMONG US LET PEACE AND FRIENDSHIP BE OUR SHELTER FROM THY STORM LET THERE BE LOVE AND UNDERSTANDING AMONG US LET PEACE AND FRIENDSHIP BE OUR SHELTER FROM THY STORM LET THERE BE LOVE AND UNDERSTANDING AMONG US LET PEACE AND FRIENDSHIP BE OUR SHELTER FROM THY STORM LET THERE BE LOVE AND UNDERSTANDING AMONG US LET PEACE AND FRIENDSHIP BE OUR SHELTER FROM THY STORM LET THERE BE LOVE AND UNDERSTANDING AMONG US LET PEACE AND FRIENDSHIP BE OUR SHELTER FROM THY STORM ♪♪ [APPLAUSE] [APPLAUSE] ♪♪ HAL’LUYAH, HAL’LUYAH HAL’LUEILB’KOD’SHOHAL’LUHUBIR’KI AUZO HAL’LUBIG’VUROTAV, BIG’VUROTAV, BIG’VUROTAV HAL’LUHU, HAL’LUHUK’ROVGUDLO, K’ROVGUDLO HAL’LUHUB’TEIKA SHOFAR HAL’LUHUB’TEIKASHOFAR, HAL’LUHU, HAL’LUHU B’NEIVELV’CHINOR, B’NEIVELV’CHINOR, B’NEIVELV’CHINOR, B’NEIVELC’CHINOR HAL’LUHU, HAL’LUHU, B’TOFUMACHOL, B’TOFUMACHOL, B’TOF, B’MINIM, B’MINIMV’UGAV. HAL’LUHU HAL’LUHU HAL’LUHU HAL’LUHU HAL’LUHU HAL’LUHU HAL’LUHU B’NEIVELV’CHINOR, B’NEIVELV’CHINOR, B’NEIVELC’CHINOR HAL’LUHU, HAL’LUHU, HAL’LUHU KOLHAN’SHAMAHT’HALEIL YAH, KOLHAN’SHAMAHT’HALEIL YAH, HAL’LUYAH, KOLHAN’SHAMAHT’HALEIL YAH HAL’LUYAH HAL’LUYAH HAL’LUYAH HAL’LUYAH HAL’LUYAH HAL’LUYAH HAL’LUYAH HAL’LUYAH ♪♪ [APPLAUSE] [APPLAUSE] ♪ LET THERE BE LOVE AND UNDERSTANDING AMONG US ♪ ♪ LET PEACE AND FRIENDSHIP, BE OUR SHELTER THY STORM ♪ ♪ LET THERE BE LOVE AND UNDERSTANDING AMONG US ♪ ♪ LET PEACE AND FRIENDSHIP, BE OUR SHELTER THY STORM ♪ ♪ LET THERE BE LOVE AND UNDERSTANDING AMONG US ♪ ♪ LET PEACE AND FRIENDSHIP, BE OUR SHELTER THY STORM ♪ ♪ LET THERE BE LOVE AND UNDERSTANDING AMONG US ♪ ♪ LET PEACE AND FRIENDSHIP, BE OUR SHELTER THY STORM ♪

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